It’s hard to stand out in the crowd of TVs on the market these days. There are plenty of televisions out there that offer 4K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR. Many even include local backlighting for deeper colours or quantum dots for brighter colours. LG’s new C-series has its work cut out for it in that regard, but the 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV proves that not only is this TV a standout, it’s heads and shoulders above the competition. Even better, LG has confirmed the TV could be landing in Australia as early as September.
The CX starts impressing with just how thin it is. Its base is 20 inches thick, but then it tapers to just a few millimetres about a third of the way up. Even with it being as thin as it is, the CX offers plenty of ports and connections. There are four HDMI 2.1 ports, three USB ports, an RF port, and an ethernet port. You also get composite audio and video inputs and an optical and 3.5mm audio outs. Inside, the CX operates off of LG’s webOS operating system, and a smart remote moves a cursor on the screen, making selections easier. The 2020 CX builds on last year’s model by adding in an improved image processor, a new Filmmaker picture mode, and AMD FreeSync compatibility.
If you like voice assistants, you’ll be glad to know that the CX supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It also supports Apple’s AirPlay 2. The Home Hub screen lets you control other smart devices throughout your home. And for sports fans, CX offers Sports integration—just say the name of your favourite sports team and the CX will provide score updates and remind you of upcoming games.
Because of the OLED technology used in the CX, the colours are richer and fuller. You’ll get less noise in dark areas and brighter colours really pop. And the sound quality is right on par thanks to LG’s AI Sound pro option, which optimises the sound to the TV’s speakers for a louder, more dynamic and impactful sound.
Some people may balk at the price tag for the LG 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV, but just remember the old adage that you get what you pay for. In this case, you’ll pay for an excellent TV with picture quality that is truly unrivalled.